Walking the Amalfi Coast

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Trip code: 
TDA
Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures
Activity:
Walking & Trekking Holidays
Min age:
16
Group size:
4–16

Discover the highlights of Italy's Amalfi coast on foot

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most dramatic coastlines in Europe. Mountains jut steeply out of the Mediterranean and picturesque towns nestled in the coves below. Walking the ancient hillsides studded with lemon groves and framed by deep gorges, we descend from the Agerola Plain to the quaint towns of Positano, Ravello and of course Amalfi itself. No visit to the Bay of Naples would be complete without a trip to see the remains of Pompeii under the imposing volcanic cone of Mount Vesuvius. The best is saved till last with arguably the world's best coastal walk: the 'Walk of the Gods'. Away from the trails we partake in the favourite traditional pastime and sample incredible food and wine just like the Italians do.

Why with Exodus?

The perfect combination of idyllic coastal views, heritage sites and picturesque towns make the Amalfi Coast our most popular destination for walking. We have been operating this trip for over 15 years, using the comfortable Hotel Due Torri run by the friendly Acampora family who offer genuine Italian hospitality and ensure everyone has a wonderful stay.

Highlights

  • Walk the heady ‘Path of the Gods’ to Positano
  • Stroll through Amalfi’s cobbled streets
  • Discover 2000 year-old history in Pompeii
  • Feel at home at our family-run hotel with pool
  • Best selling Exodus trip

Key information

  • 7 nights family-run hotel with small outdoor swimming pool and en suite facilities
  • 4 days centre-based guided walking; 1 sightseeing day with additional optional walk and 1 free day
  • Group normally 5 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs. 
  • Altitude maximum 1109m, average 600m
  • All transport by private minibus and boat
  • Not suitable for severe vertigo sufferers
  • Moderate walks, leisurely pace; good level of fitness recommended
  • Order of activities and walks subject to change depending on number of groups booked each week

What's included

  • All breakfasts, 4 packed lunches and 6 dinners
  • All accommodation 
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Transfers for group flights

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Local city tax
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Pace:

Leisurely: 3-4km/2-3miles an hour

Terrain:

Low altitude; uneven paths and lots of steps

Day by day breakdown
Day 210.0km/6.0miles
Day 39.0km/5.0miles
Day 58.0km/4.0miles
Day 710.0km/6.0miles
Bust on display on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

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Itinerary

Agerola
to
Agerola
  • Day 1

    Start Agerola.

    Those on group flights fly to Naples, where they will be met by their tour leader on arrival. A transfer of approximately 1 hour 20 minutes takes us to the Hotel Due Torri, our base for the week in the village of Bomerano, on the Agerola plains above the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a warm welcome from local hosts, the Acampora family, before settling in. Land only clients can arrive at any time, although we do recommend to join the group at the airport as public transport options to the hotel are limited.

    Meals included: Dinner
  • Day 2

    An impressive walk to top of Monte Tre Calli for great wide open views of the coastline.

    From the hotel it's a short stroll to the village square (or in the case of Bomerano, a triangle) and the start of today’s walk. The circular route provides a good chance to stretch the legs; following a mixture of paths and tracks ascend to the top of Monte Tre Calli to be rewarded with spectacular wide-open views of the jagged coastline and seemingly endless blue sea. The Agerola Plain and the village of Bomerano are laid out below us and on a clear day we can see as far as the famous island of Capri, a haven and idyllic hideaway for many celebrated artists and writers over the past 200 years. After admiring the majestic scenery descend to Bomerano and enjoy some rest time before a hearty dinner (10 km, 4.5 hrs walking including stops).

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Follow mule tracks and steps down to Amalfi; free afternoon to explore the famous cathedral or the Paper Mill Museum.

    Start walking towards Amalfi, a town popular with the British since Edwardian times when the upper classes favoured the town as a pleasant place to spend their winters. The route has a downhill bias, following the path down from Bomerano at 700m to the shores of the Mediterranean, accompanied by wonderful coastal views. There are sections of steps today (approx. 2000 in total), but there are also plenty of opportunities to rest and go at your own pace. On arrival in the town you will see the large Duomo (Cathedral) dominating the town with its brightly-coloured tiled cupola (dome), which along with the baroque facade and interior, is a typical example of regional architecture. Take some time to explore the town, swim in the small bay or enjoy a well-earned gelato before taking the transfer back to Bomerano (9km, approx. 5 hrs walking including stops).

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4

    Drive to Bay of Naples; visit fascinating ruins of Pompeii and take an optional walk up the vast crater of Mt Vesuvius.

    Transfer to the Bay of Naples, the area spanning between the region’s capital city, Naples, and the town famed for its lemon groves, Sorrento. Situated on the lower foothills of the volcano dominating the Gulf, Pompeii was a thriving port town until Vesuvius’ catastrophic eruption spanning two days in 79AD during which the city was buried in ash and pumice. Lost for 1700 years, Pompeii is now a UNESCO World Heritage site as the perfectly preserved remains give us an amazing insight into life in a Roman city, complete with bathhouses, bakeries and homes- some of which are still have walls adorned with detailed frescoes. You may take some time to explore the site this morning, perhaps opting for a detailed tour accompanied by a local guide. After lunch, travel by bus high up onto the slopes of Vesuvius to view the volcanic crater. Depending on weather conditions, it may be possible to take one of the many extended walks around the caldera and beyond, led by an expert volcanologist (optional).

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 5

    Walk through the forests of the Valle delle Ferriere natural reserve to Pontone and Ravello.

    Starting from Amalfi, follow the stream gently upwards through lemon groves, past the shells of former paper factories (a major local industry from the 12th to 19th centuries) and mediaeval ironworks into the Valle delle Ferriere National Park. Continue on, crossing wooden bridges and following shady paths carpeted with wild flowers in season, to the beautiful moss-clad waterfalls within the closed gates of the nature reserve. Exodus groups have exclusive access to this beautiful protected area; a real privilege as entrance is restricted to the public. The route then follows the track back before turning up to the quaint village of Pontone. We stop to take in outstanding views of Amalfi and enjoy a picnic lunch in the charming village piazza before proceeding up to Ravello, a town much favoured by the Bloomsbury set and other artists and intellectuals due to its secluded location and inspirational scenery. Take some time to explore at your leisure; perhaps visit Villa Cimbrone with its meticulously landscaped gardens (8km, 4 hours walking).

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 6

    Free day to relax or take a boat to Capri, visit Naples or Herculaneum (all optional).

    Day at leisure to relax at the hotel or go down to the seafront. The hotel also offers private transfers (payable locally) to the most popular attractions in the region not covered during the rest of the week, including the city of Herculaneum. Also destroyed during the disaster of 79AD, Herculaneum was buried in mud rather than ash and it is said that this lead to the site being even better preserved than the bigger Pompeii. You might instead choose to take a ferry to the chic island of Capri and the funicular through lemon groves up to Capri town. These optional excursions can be arranged locally by your leader. Alternatively, spend the free day by the pool or in true Italian style in a café, sipping espresso and watching the world go by!

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7

    'Walk of the Gods' with superb panoramic views all the way to Positano; return by boat to Amalfi; try some locally-made Mozzarella cheese.

    A fitting finale to the week is one of the world's finest day walks. Leaving the hotel it's a short stroll through the quiet village of Bomerano before we join the ‘Sentiero degli Dei’ (Walk of the Gods), thus named as it provides some of the most evocative views in the world, of ragged cliffs speckled with tiny villages and extensive views of the sparkling Mediterranean sea. The route follows undulating hills, carpeted with flowers in season, the contours of the land and the coast. The trail is broken by insights into local life, passing shepherds huts and ancient stone houses carved into the limestone before we descend a long series of steps to the colourful Positano, an almost vertical town clinging to the rock face of a sheltered bay. Take some time to explore the alleyways lined with wisteria and designer boutiques or have a dip in the clear water of the beachfront before returning to Bomerano by boat and bus (seasonal) in the late afternoon. During the week many meals will have included some delicious local smoked mozzarella cheese and before dinner we will have the chance to see how it is made and taste the mouth-wateringly fresh final product.(10 km, approx. 6 hrs walking including stops).

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 8

    End Agerola.

    Trip ends in Bomerano.

    Meals included: Breakfast
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Essential Info

Visas

Italy

No visa required for British passport holders.
Please note in Italy it is compulsory to carry ID with you at all times.

Vaccinations

Italy

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts, 4 packed lunches and 6 dinners are included.

Breakfast is continental style with a choice of cereal, bread, pastries, yoghurt, orange juice and milk with an array of teas/coffee. Included packed lunches usually consist of a sandwich filled with a choice of cold meats, tuna or local cheeses. All evening meals are taken in the hotel, where the standard is excellent and the chef takes great pride in showcasing the best of regional foods, including dishes such as ‘Scialatielli all'amalfitana’ (homemade pasta with seafood) and ‘branzino all’acqua pazza’ (seabass in crazy water!). Dinners usually consist of four courses, commencing with antipasti, followed by soup and/or pasta, a main meat dish with salad or vegetables and dessert. On certain evenings, there is the opportunity to learn how to make the famous Neapolitan pizza. Please note that drinks are not included with meals but available to purchase. Vegetarians are well catered for in Italy.

Weather

Is this trip for you?

Activity Level: 2 (Leisurely/Moderate) 4 days centre-based walking with low altitude throughout.

The Amalfi Coast is home to some of the best-loved walks in Europe; the varied scenery and temperate climate make this a heaven for hikers and ramblers. The pace of the walks allows time to rest and enjoy the views, however, the terrain encountered on some of the paths is similar what you may find on a moderate walking trip.

The terrain and type of path will vary from man-made paved tracks, tarmac to forest trails. Whilst most walks are manageable for those with a good level of fitness, the walks involve some steep climbs and descents on slightly loose terrain and some have sections on narrow pathways alongside some sheer drops (not recommended for severe vertigo sufferers). Optional walks on Mount Vesuvius are on rocky cinder/gravel trails and likely to be loose underfoot, with steep sections and quite large drops in places.

On most days, there are considerable sections of steps (over 1500), which make the walks unsuitable for those with knees problems. Walks usually take between 4 and 6 hours including lunch stops (depending on the pace of your group) and require a good level of fitness. Summer temperatures can make some of the walks more strenuous. If you are concerned about the difficulty of the walks we recommend calling us to discuss the trip in more detail. 

Please note that due to high demand for this tour, on some weeks we may lay on a second group departure, which will follow an alternative itinerary. This includes the same excursions, but taken in a different order, usually reverse.

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Accommodation

Hotel Due Torri

We spend 7 nights at the 3-star Hotel Due Torri in Bomerano, a small village in the municipality of Agerola, set high above the Amalfi Coast at an altitude of approximately 700m. Run by the warm and welcoming Acampora family, the Hotel Due Torri is well known for its great local cuisine, providing authentic dishes of the Campania region as well as fun pizza-making demonstrations. All rooms have en suite facilities, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

A limited number of superior rooms (with facilities including Jacuzzi bath, power showers and fridge) are also available for a supplement from £190 or equivalent per room payable pre-departure. Please ask your sales consultant for further info.

Being higher up in the hills the property offers the benefit of cooler nights, although beaches are not too far away and there is small outdoor pool. The village is generally quiet and provides a relaxing contrast to the busier towns by the sea.

On occasion if the hotel is full you might be offered (upon booking) to stay at an alternative accommodation located within walking distance from the Due Torri. Guests staying at alternative accommodation will still make use of all the facilities of Hotel Due Torri, including pool and restaurant.

 

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Expert Blog Entries

  • Reviewed September 2017
    Rebecca Wilson

    Bestselling holiday for a reason

    This was my first time to go on a holiday with Exodus and it lived up to all my hopes. This is a very popular destination so we were divided into groups within the overall group, each with our own leader. Severio was excellent - informative, confident, knowledgeable about the area and thoughtful about making sure the walks catered for everyone's varying levels of fitness and ability. He also gave good advice on things to do with our free day. Our group gelled very well, and we were lucky with the weather as we arrived just after the heatwave but avoided too much in the way of torrential downpours, apart from one day - and the itinerary was adapted so we still got to do the 'Walk of the Gods' - it felt fitting to leave this lovely, scenic walk til the last day. Equally impressive for the views was the 'Tre Calli' but all the walks were lovely in their own way. They weren't too challenging in terms of distance, but definitely tough on the legs in terms of the steep ascents and descents and the many steps - those with dodgy knees, take heed and take sticks! The family-run hotel Due Torri was lovely - great hearty dinners each day, cooking demos and the chance to get involved and get to know the staff, and a good selection of breakfast choice though they could probably do with a slightly more efficient coffee machine! I have many happy memories of this trip.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    A draw between getting to the top of the Tre Calli and having our picnic there with stunning views, and walking down into Positano together on the last day as a group, tired but happy.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Severio as mentioned above was excellent.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take sticks and be warned about the steep ascents and descents.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The trip to Pompeii and Vesuvio with the local guides was excellent too.
  • Reviewed August 2017
    Val Evans

    Amalfi 12 August

    This was my first big trip alone and Severio and all the group made me feel very welcome. It was hot but Severio gave us plenty of stops and the views were amazing. The hotel staff were friendly and the hotel comfortable. The food was varied and excellent. There was a good balance between walking, relaxing and other activities.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking around the rim of Vesuvius -only Exodus clients were doing that The 'walk of the gods' and the views from all the walks. The food and the cooking demos

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Severio is very knowledgeable, has lots of useful local connections, is thoughtful to everyone and works hard.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Don't hesitate -go!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Just don't know which trip to do next.
  • Reviewed July 2017
    Andrew Gray

    amalfi aventure

    Had a lovely time in Amalfi. Hotel staff was wonderful, trip had good balance between adventure, views, walks, cultural interest and food. The group was amazing and the group leader was fantastic. The trip would have not been as fun and cheeky if Severio hadn't been our group leader. Thanks to his knowledge and fun personality we had a great time. we had a great time in Amalfi and would recommend it to all my friends. Thank you as well to all the new friends we made on this trip. All were great fun and we had such a laugh ,,,, we leave it at that .... we wont mention any names ...

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Vesuvius walk was a great moment

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leader was excellent - top marks all the way

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    if going in the summer, plenty of water and sun protector. enjoy the food and the views are amazing, take the trip ....
  • Reviewed July 2017
    Ben Wielgus

    Fantastic scenery, great food and central base mean a relaxing trip with plenty of exercise

    All of my previous Exodus trips have involved moving around every 1 or 2 days so this was a real treat to be able to unpack, relax and settle in. Coming back at night felt like coming home - the staff were so welcoming and there was plenty of food around.... we certainly needed it as the walking was strenuous but not overly challenging. The biggest thing to be aware of is the mixed ability of the group which means we needed to be considerate of different speeds and abilities but this meant we got plenty of time to look around, enjoy the scenery and talk to each other.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Climbing Vesuvius and walking along the crater was an absolute highlight for us and brought a sense of adventure to an otherwise relaxed walking trip/

    What did you think of your group leader?

    We loved our guide Satva. She's local and therefore deeply passionate about the history and food. Most of the guides we met were local and that added a huge amount to the experience. Loads of fun too!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    It's worth doing the side trips whenever possible, even if your legs are a little achy. We chose to go to the ruins of Herculanum rather than Capri but it could even be possible to squeeze in both if you can fit the visit to Herculanum on your last day before your flight.
  • Reviewed May 2017
    Linda Holub

    Amalfi Coast Hiking - May 2017

    I loved being able to indulge in the stunning scenery of the Amalfi coast by walking through parts of the landscape.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The walk from Ravello to Amalfi. I loved the variety of the walk, walking through the lemon groves and the nature park.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Knowledgeable and helpful.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be prepared for lots of stairs and downhill segments.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The lunches were adequate but not very interesting.
  • Reviewed May 2017
    Anna Owen

    Anna Owen

    This is a brilliant holiday, and that's coming from someone used to independent travelling who was sceptical about going on a guided tour. The walks are stunning, full of breathtaking cliff top views, waterfalls and lemon groves, the towns and villages you visit en route are awash with history and fascinating sights, and there's still time to relax and swim in the sea. The hotel is also good with great food and very friendly staff, and their cookery demonstrations were really entertaining.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking round the crater of Mount Vesuvius. It's an awe-inspiring experience. The local guide at the top was an added plus -- very informative and enthusiastic. Pompeii was also fascinating.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Paul was great -- organised, informative and fun. Satva and Enrico, who were shadowing him, were also lovely.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Book this trip. You won't regret it!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I found the walking pace a bit slow, but it didn't stop me from enjoying the walks.
  • Reviewed May 2017
    Anna (Liz) Bloomfield

    Mrs

    This was the first activity holiday I have ever been on. Our group consisted of ten female friends with an appointed guide for the week. The whole week went smoothly, we met each evening to discuss our next day's itinerary so we were told what we needed to take, which was very helpful. All walks were well organised and the guide was very informative and he organised stop offs at wonderful little coffee-shops/restaurants with some fantastic views. Hotel Le Due Torri where we stayed was family run, the food was lovely and freshly prepared (included pizza and cookery demonstrations on two separate nights). The staff were friendly and helpful.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    All the organised walks were amazing, the coastal views were breath taking especially the "Walk of the Gods" On our day off, our guide organised a trip to Capri. What a beautiful island, not to be missed.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    He was brilliant. He liked us to be punctual which is a good thing, meant no hanging around. He organised everything right down to lunch breaks and comfort breaks. He was supportive of the slower members in our walking party and helped when any of us were struggling with pathways along cliff edges.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Come with an open mind.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    One of the best holidays I have ever had. Everything ran like clock work and everything met my expectations.
  • Reviewed May 2017
    Siddrah Aslam

    Almafi Coast April 8th-15th

    AN amazing holiday lots of lovely views and great company

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking along the crater of Mt Vesuvius, I was so glad Albert convinced me to walk around, its not as narrow as people may think,

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Albert was an amazing tour leader, he looked after us really really well.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take some walking poles.
  • Reviewed May 2017
    Steve Beisler

    Walking the Amalfi Coast

    The walking/hiking part of this trip was very good. The hotel was average to poor. The breakfasts were heavy on bread. There was one coffee machine for 50 people leading to long waits. There was NO hot water for tea in the evening. If you didn't want alcohol, you were out of luck. The lunches were very heavy on bread and no fruit, unless you took something from breakfast. My room had ONE electrical outlet. TV or charge phone/camera battery? Your pick. There was no method to pre-arrange optional trips or transportation.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The bus drivers were very good on the narrow, winding roads.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    His undersanding and use of English was poor. Slow hikers were on their own.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Layers.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    No

    Reply from Exodus

    Reply from Exodus

    We would like to thank Steve for his feedback, although we are very sorry to learn of his disappointment with his stay at Hotel Due Torri. We have been using Hotel Due Torri for over 10 years and the feedback we have received from clients is normally very positive, so we were surprised to learn that Steve experienced issues with the breakfasts and his room. We have discussed these concerns with the management team at the hotel and they have explained that they are looking into implementing tea/coffee making facilities in each room later in the year, which will improve the overall service. Whilst tea and coffee are always available upon request from the staff, we would like to apologise for the particularly long waits that Steve experienced; we have passed this on to the staff to ensure that this will not occur again. We have started to use local leader for this trip as we believe they offer outstanding local knowledge and are able to add a lot of value to the trip. All our local leaders are highly qualified, but we regret that this leader’s English was not as fluent as expected; we will ensure that further training is given.

    Marta Marinelli - Product Manager for Italy

  • Reviewed April 2017
    Mark (Moose) MOORHOUSE

    Walking Tour Amalfi Coast - Best Trip Ever.

    This trip was amazing. The Guide was amazing. The Hotel 2Torri was amazing. We were amazed how well organised, informative and assisted we were. Our guide went well out of his way to ensure we had a great trip not only on the trail but in the evenings. No request was ignored or too hard for this guide and the staff at the Hotel. The sights and information provided were amazing. I highly recommend this tour to anyone.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The way we were guided into the culture and sights of the Amalfi Coast. We were given information about the history and got to see a side of Italy others rarely would. It removes you from the crowds of tourists and provides a relaxing epic journey along this incredible coastline. Or safety and welfare was priority at all times.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our Group leader Severia was absolutely amazing. He gave our group his full attention at all times and made our trip incredibly special. Nothing seemed to phase him and his public relations skill was clearly obvious. He made this trip something I will treasure and value for the rest of my life. He assisted me to immerse myself in the Local culture and taught amazing things about the Italian way of life and the history. He was very knowledgable and engaged us a a group. Bravo Severia. You are an amazing Guide.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure if your'e coming to Italy you do this Trip and make sure you ask for Severia. He will make your walking tour one to remember.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Big Thanks also to the staff at the hotel 2Torri. They really made us feel at home and really enhanced this experience for us. Bravo To you all and Exodus for a great tour.

Dates & Prices

An overview of flight options

Exodus is committed to making joining our tours as easy as possible, wherever you live. We generally only block book seats from London, but this certainly does not mean that you need to fly from there. Depending on the route and airlines available, there will usually be various options available for those who want to fly from their local airport.

This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.

 

What kind of options do I have ?

1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.

 

2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
 
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

Pros Cons
  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.

 

3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.

 

 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 

 

Next steps? 

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